ISBN 978-0-9575385-2-8. Size 221 x 170 x 33 mm. 1.35kg. Available now from single outlets in UK and US.
608 pages. 665 monochrome images and diagrams.1100-line index. Softback, laminated cover, sewn bindiing.
Authors: Tom Sheppard (UK) and Jonathan Hanson (US)
An expedition can be a half day exploring a hill track near home, two weeks off-road in Turkey, a major journey in Africa, or an aid- or research-project in a remote area. The demands are similar.
Work or pure adventure, every expedition needs planning, selection, training and reliability as its ethos. To a combined 60 years’ expeditioning experience has been added a cumulative five years’ concentrated research to produce and later revise this book – shipping, equipment, clothing, fuels, oil, communications, vehicles, driver training and navigation are dealt with, distilled and summarised.
But the book is still only a guide; a mid-2015 snapshot of the ever-changing, ascending technology and spiral of ideas that ignite overland travel. The final arbiter for your expedition plans will be you.
The 2013 third edition of VDEG was already a major update and sold out in 11 months. This fourth edition, further updated and a hundred pages thicker, has even now gathered accolades:
‘ … worth every extra cent. … great update to an already excellent resource … ‘
‘... a significant update from the previous second edition and well worth the cost. Anyone who is serious about overland vehicle-dependent travel from a day to a year needs to have this book in their kit. It's a lot of book to enjoy and expand your knowledge base.’
‘… I’m on deadline all this week … and you send me the most interesting book I have seen in ages? Thanks a lot, now I can't get to work, I’m sitting here thumbing through this! Seriously – thank you – fantastic book! Getting reviewed in next issue of Wheels Afield’
‘ … long been revered as an indispensable resource … one of the most comprehensive guides we’ve seen … ‘